*** PREVIOUS RESULTS ***
Last week, in the wake of the latest Lycoming crankshaft issues,
AVweb asked whether owners should have to foot the bill to replace
suspect crankshafts built into their engines.
The majority of respondents (63% of you) said NO mostly because
we're talking about paying for crankshafts that haven't been
proven to be substandard.
A small group (24% of respondents) also said NO, but this time
because the buyer no matter what the situation with Lycoming or
the engines is not at fault for defects in the crankshafts.
And another 6% of readers said NO, even though their feelings on the
issue didn't match our available choices.
On the other side of the issue, only 7% of those who responded
thought Lycoming should pass along the replacement costs to engine
owners. Eight readers thought it was better than bankrupting
Lycoming, 16 wanted to see if the company could survive the backlash
from retroactively raising costs, and another 8 said their feelings
weren't represented by our choices.
*** THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***
If we gave you a closetful of cash but only enough for one jet
which VLJ would you choose? (Assume for the sake of this question
that each design succeeds in attaining certification.)
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